Bobcat CARES Emergency GEER Supplemental Grant (COVID-19)

Important Note: You are not guaranteed to receive an award. Funding is extremely limited. The number of recipients will depend on the number of applicants, prioritization based on financial need (as demonstrated by the FAFSA), and the availability of funds.

This emergency grant is awarded based on the eligibility criteria set forth in the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as authorized by the federal CARES Act. This grant is intended to assist currently enrolled undergraduate students with financial need in continuing an uninterrupted path toward a higher education. To accomplish this objective, the funds will be awarded to students whose families have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic and who are now facing unexpected financial hardships in paying for their educational expenses.

Eligibility Requirements (as defined by the State of Texas)

  • Be an undergraduate student.
  • Be enrolled for Fall 2020.
  • Have graduated from high school between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 or been enrolled in coursework at an eligible institution during the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Have been negatively affected financially by COVID-19.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e., eligible to receive federal Title IV aid).
  • Be classified by the university as a Texas resident.
  • Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have financial need and be eligible for federal Title IV aid (e.g., Pell Grant, work study, student loans, etc.).

Award Maximums

Awards will be for Fall 2020 only. If you already received fall gift aid (i.e., grants, waivers, and scholarships) equal to or greater than your cost of fall tuition and fees, you are not eligible for these funds under state rules. Maximum awards may not exceed the lesser of:

  • $2,500; or
  • Remaining financial need (excluding subsidized loans); or
  • Tuition and fees (plus $380 maximum for course materials), minus any gift aid received for the Fall 2020 Semester.

Award
Varies
Deadline
11/25/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Available Funds: $160,000

    Important Note: You are not guaranteed to receive an award. Funding is extremely limited. The number of recipients will depend on the number of applicants, prioritization based on financial need, and the availability of funds.

    This emergency grant is awarded based on the eligibility criteria set forth in the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as authorized by the federal CARES Act. This grant is intended to assist currently enrolled undergraduate students with financial need in continuing an uninterrupted path toward a higher education. To accomplish this objective, the funds will be awarded to students whose families have been affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic and who are now facing unexpected financial hardships in paying for their educational expenses.

    Eligibility Requirements (as defined by the State of Texas)
    • Have not previously received a GEER emergency grant.
    • Be an undergraduate student.
    • Be enrolled for Fall 2020.
    • Have graduated from high school between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 or been enrolled in coursework at an eligible institution during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • Have been negatively affected financially by COVID-19.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e., eligible to receive federal Title IV aid).
    • Be classified by the university as a Texas resident.
    • Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Have financial need and be eligible for federal Title IV aid (e.g., Pell Grant, work study, student loans, etc.).

    Award Maximums (as defined by the State of Texas)
    Awards will be for Fall 2020 only. Maximum award amounts per student are set by the State of Texas. If you already received fall gift aid (i.e., grants, waivers, and scholarships) equal to or greater than your cost of fall tuition and fees, you are not eligible for these funds under state rules. Maximum awards may not exceed the lesser of:
    • $2,500; or
    • Remaining financial need (excluding subsidized loans); or
    • Tuition and fees (plus $380 maximum for course materials), minus any gift aid received for the Fall 2020 Semester.
  2. Certification of Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19
  3. Receiving Funds